We had seen a cool furniture layout at Room and Board where a console table was placed behind a couch with two stools for extra seating and for folks to nosh while watching TV. But we didn't have a Room and Board budget (the Parsons table we wanted was about $1,000) and the table lacked a glass top. Yet we were committed to doing this layout in our family room/playroom. (Yeah, we have one of those now.)
So we turned to wallet-friendly yet still somewhat stylish Ikea. And there we found this Malm Dressing Table with a glass top.
After assembling the table, (all the pieces fit!) we started pulling out our key cards and figuring out a display arrangement. We decided to alternate lines of vertical and horizontal cards (depending on how the logo or ads were displayed) but admittedly, there are some vertical cards that are on a horizontal line simply because we didn't have enough horizontal cards (We did manage to sneak in a real hotel key from the Le Meurice though.)
We also had to use some duplicates. Despite what we thought was a hefty key card collection, it turns out we didn't have exactly 100 totally individual key cards. And again, the vertical/horizontal display didn't help either.
Still, when we lowered the glass top lowered down upon the key cards, we felt vindicated. Finally, our dream to display these key cards had come to life! And now every time we sit at the table (which is quite a bit) we can't take our eyes off the keys. Isn't it crazy that we can remember every hotel stay that goes with that key? Kinda like how we remember where we were sitting every time we've written a post here....
How do you show off your hotel key cards? Let us know in comments below!